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'Chola Vida' Panelists to Explore Solidarity, Social Justice

The fourth Arts and Lectures event of the semester features a group of panelists from Chola Vida, an organization that supports former and active female gang members. 

The presentation, “Chola Vida: Homegirls Navigating the Barrio to Academia,” is at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 on Zoom. The event is free for Cal State San Marcos students; community members, faculty and staff can make a donation if they wish.

Female gang members often go unnoticed because the narrative of gang formations in the United States centers on men's experiences. Chola Vida’s mission is to inspire homegirls to attend college and to disseminate knowledge by creating barrio frameworks that promote consciousness and symposiums to reach a broad audience. Panelists will explore pressing topics about Chola solidarity, education/scholarships, economic development/entrepreneurship and social justice work. 

CSUSM’s Arts and Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all events in the fall series are occurring virtually. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website.


What: Arts and Lectures event “Chola Vida: Homegirls Navigating the Barrio to Academia

Who: Chola Vida, an organization that supports former and active female gang members

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25

Where: Zoom (link available by registering online)

Cost: Free for CSUSM students; optional donation for faculty, staff and community

Tickets: Register online

Information: Arts and Lectures website

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